Amadeus has appointed former head of Adobe in central Europe, Stefan Ropers, to lead its strategic growth businesses.
Ropers will join the travel technology giant on February 1 to drive growth across the company’s portfolio, which includes its airport, rail and payments customer units.
As part of his new position, Ropers will also take on responsibility for Amadeus’ innovation function.
He joins Amadeus with more than 20 years of industry experience, holding various senior roles including at Microsoft and McKinsey, and will report directly to Amadeus president and chief executive Luis Maroto.
Maroto said: “During the course of his career, Stefan has developed and demonstrated significant technology, strategy and business model expertise, holding a variety of leadership roles in some of the most respected and successful companies in the world.
“We are very confident that his combination of consulting, start-up and big-tech experience will be extremely valuable to both our expanding strategic growth businesses and also to Amadeus overall.”